McKenney's, Inc. Provides Retrocommissioning (RCx) Services to Optimize Building Performance
McKenney's, Inc. Provides Retrocommissioning (RCx) Services to Optimize Building Performance.
Atlanta, GA (I-Newswire) July 8, 2013 - Operational and occupancy changes can challenge a commercial building's mechanical, electrical and controls systems-which can compromise performance and efficiency. That's why McKenney's offers a comprehensive, systematic commissioning process for existing buildings to identify and implement cost-efficient operational and maintenance (O&M) improvements. Retrocommissioning (RCx) enables building owners to integrate critical equipment and processes to help buildings evolve as quickly as the world around them.
McKenney's RCx offers immediate low-cost and no-cost improvements-including data collection and analysis of existing systems. It also provides capital improvement recommendations aimed at saving energy and increasing system efficiency to reduce cost and optimize operations.
A new approach for old problems
RCx is a cost-effective approach to improve system performance in buildings facing problems that stem from performance degradation or design and construction issues. McKenney's RCx identifies root causes and implements or recommends measures that will systematically improve building systems to operate more efficiently, effectively and
reliably for many years. Building owners reduce costs, managers improve operations and tenants experience greater comfort.
Build measurable value
RCx leads to profitability. By reducing operating costs, net income can increase while total cost of ownership is reduced. Owners can garner higher appraised values for properties with superior operating performance. Reliable equipment that is well maintained and operates effectively increases asset value.
Save energy, save money
The result of a building's RCx analysis includes specific recommendations for reducing energy use. This can range from simple, low-cost repairs to complex, highly integrated
system renovations and modifications of operational practices. One key piece of the planning phase is the review and analysis of utility bills and facility performance as compared to peer buildings. Utility data is gathered and performance is tracked to show before, during and after analysis of the RCx process effectiveness in your facility.
Enhance the environment
The comfort, health and productivity of occupants is directly tied to indoor environment quality (IEQ). From poor lighting and inconsistent temperatures to poor air circulation
and ventilation, the McKenney's RCx team conducts rigorous testing and training to help improve every aspect of the indoor environment.
A thorough, guided review of important building system documentation such as operations and maintenance manuals, operations sequences and system diagrams with the building operator is an important component of a comprehensive RCx process.
Take the LEED®
For a facility to achieve LEED® Existing Building certification, it must become more energy efficient. Documentation is necessary to prove that specific guidelines have been met. This includes several related credits for monitoring energy performance, reducing overall energy use and supporting operations and maintenance plans. McKenney's, along with the U.S. Green Building Council, recognize the important role RCx plays in making these certification efforts a reality.
Since 1948, the mission of McKenney's has been to meet or exceed customer expectations on every job they perform. The company offers expertise in HVAC, process piping, plumbing, and building automation and control systems, as well as service and maintenance. They have their own in-house engineering, fabrication, installation, and commissioning resources to ensure cost-effective delivery of the highest quality solutions.
• Engineering solutions
• New construction
• Tenant and special projects
• Automation and controls
• Service and maintenance
McKenney's has developed services and expertise to serve their customers at every stage - from design and construction to services and maintenance. Self-performance of all trades, in-house shops and over six decades of experience ensures top-quality solutions every time you work with McKenney's.
McKenney's is the Southeast's most trusted name in facility construction, operation and maintenance. For more than six decades, our proven approach has ensured high-quality, energy-efficient solutions at every stage of a building.
1056 Moreland Industrial Boulevard
Atlanta, Georgia 30316
3601 Performance Road
Charlotte, North Carolina 28214
Tags:Green building Energy Efficiency Retro-commissioning RCx Retrocommissioning Program LEED Existing Building certification Sustainable Efficiency
Published On:July 8, 2013
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